Reedsport-Earl S. Burke, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 05, 2019. Earl was born on March 8, 1933 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Forest and Iris (Hill) Burke. He was raised in Ohio and eventually moved and graduated from Morehead State College with a Bachelor of Science degree. He met and married Sandra C. McCoy and they were married in Long Beach California on June 17, 1954. Earl lived in Ohio, Newport Beach, and Reedsport. He had worked at as a plant manager in plastic manufacturing; he enjoyed travel, fishing, and hunting, he also served honorably in the US Navy from 1952-1954.
Earl is survived by his wife Sandra Burke, children and spouses; Steven and Ruth Burke, Salena and Cathy Burke, and Diane and Jeffrey McCartney. He is further survived by grandchildren; Kyle and Megan McCartney, Sierra Burke, and Noah Burke. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers; John and Jack. A graveside service with military honors will be held at a later date at Roseburg National Cemetery.
Memorial can be made in Earl's memory to:
St. Joseph's Indian School - www.stjo.org
Yellowstone Forever- www.yellowstone.org
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